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Chelsea Manning Reportedly On Short List For Commutation

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With  only nine days to go in his Presidency, President Obama is reportedly working out a final list of pardons and commutations of people convicted of crimes under Federal law, and among those names on a short list is Chelsea Manning: President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year […]

Dylann Roof Sentenced To Die For Charleston Church Murders

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Not surprisingly, Dylann Roof received a sentence of death for the murder of nine people at a historic African-American church.

The GOP’s Supreme Court Gamble Pays Off

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Just under a year ago, Senate Republicans took a big risk regarding the Supreme Court. Now, it’s paid off big time.

There’s a Criminal Defense Crisis In New Mexico, And Nobody Seems To Care

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Public defenders in New Mexico are overworked, underfunded, and outmatched, but then that’s true pretty much everywhere in the country.

Families Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims Sue Facebook, Twitter, And Google

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Survivors and family members of the Pulse Nightclub attack have filed what amounts to a frivolous lawsuit.

Do Presidential Pardons Still Make Sense?

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Obama has issued more commutations than all his predecessors combined. He set the single-day record Monday.

Dylann Roof Found Guilty In Federal Court Trial

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To nobody’s surprise, Dylann Roof was convicted of the race-motivated murders in a Charleston church.

CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

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New information raises serious questions about the integrity of the 2016 elections, and about Donald Trump and his supporters.

Trump To Remain Executive Producer Of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ After Becoming President

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Another conflict of interest for President-Elect Trump.

Trial In Walter Scott Shooting Ends In Hung Jury, Mistrial

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Despite a video that clearly shows what appears to be cold-blooded murder, the trial of a South Carolina cop who shot an African-American man in the back while he ran away ended in a hung jury. Fortunately, this isn’t the end of the road.

Donald Trump Opposes Flag Burning, Supports Burning The Constitution

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Donald Trump resurrects an old debate and desecrates the Constitution in the process.

Dylann Roof Will Represent Himself In Charleston Church Shooting Trial

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He has a fool for a client.

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

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Now, the road to trial will move forward.

Trump Backs Away From Idea Of New Clinton Email Investigation, Prosecution

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Trump backs away from yet another campaign promise.

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Senate Over Merrick Garland Nomination

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A Federal Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that tried to make an end-run around the Senate and put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court.

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Picked For Attorney General

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Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will become the nation’s top law enforcement officer. That’s not a good thing.

Federal Judge Suggests Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof May Not Be Competent To Stand Trial

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The Federal Judge presiding over Dylann Roof’s murder trial suggested late last week that Roof may not presently be competent to stand trial. This does not mean that he’ll be set free, though.

Would Trump Nominate Ted Cruz To Fill Scalia’s Supreme Court Seat?

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Future Supreme Court Justice?

Hillary Clinton Supporters Have A Foolish And Unworkable Idea To Overturn The Election Result

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Some Hillary Clinton supporters have a foolish and unworkable “plan” to steal Trump’s victory in the Electoral College. They should abandon it.

Federal Jury Orders Rolling Stone To Pay $3 Million In University Of Virginia Case

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A Federal Jury orders Rolling Stone to pay up.

Janet Reno, First Female Attorney General, Dies At 78

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Janet Reno, who served as Attorney General for nearly all of the Bill Clinton Administration, has died at 78.

F.B.I. To Congress: Never Mind

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F.B.I. Director Comey tells Congress that it’s investigation into new emails revealed no information to change its conclusions about Hillary Clinton and her email server.

Both Sides Do It (Except One)

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WaPo has a rather interesting headline to an AP report: “Ohio order blocks activities from both campaigns.” Reading through the report, which reads like a blog post with constant updates, I find only one campaign’s “activities” being “blocked,” namely that of Donald Trump. So, how do we arrive at the headline? Through very strained reasoning: […]

Former Chris Christie Aides Convicted In Bridgegate Trial

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Two of Chris Christie’s closest aides were convicted in the criminal trial resulting from the ‘Bridgegate’ scandal.

Rolling Stone Loses Defamation Suit In University Of Virginia Rape Case

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Journalistic malpractice has real consequences.

Supreme Court To Decide Case Involving Transgender Student’s Use Of Bathroom

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving Federal law and the rights of transgender students.

Would Senate Republicans Really Block Any Supreme Court Nomination Hillary Clinton Makes?

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Two Republican Senators are exchanging barbs over the idea that the GOP should block any attempt by Hillary Clinton to nominate anyone to the Supreme Court if she becomes President.

Clinton-Cartwright Comparisons Don’t Hold Up

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Clinton is getting no special treatment by the standards of her high-powered peers.

John McCain Says Republicans Will Refuse To Confirm Any Clinton SCOTUS Nominee

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John McCain said that Senate Republicans will unite to block any Supreme Court appointment by a President Hillary Clinton.

Supreme Court Begins New Term Short A Member And Without Any Real Blockbuster Cases

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The Supreme Court begins another term faced with the prospect of having to spend much of their time dealing with the fact that they’re short a member.

Roy Moore Removed From Office Again

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It looks like we won’t have Roy Moore to kick around anymore.

Suspect Arrested In Seattle Area Mall Shooting

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Late  last night, police announced that they had taken the suspect in Friday night’s shooting spree at a Seattle area mall into custody, but many questions remain unanswered: A 20-year-old man was taken into custody on Saturday night in connection with a shooting that killed five people on Friday at a mall north of Seattle, […]

Five Dead In Mall Shooting In Washington State, Gunman Still At Large

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A late night attack at a shopping mall, and a suspect still at large have raised tensions in Seattle.

Oklahoma Police Officer Charged In Shooting Death Of African-American Man

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An Oklahoma police officer has been charged in the shooting death of an African-American man while North Carolina authorities continue to balk on releasing a video in a shooting case there.

This Time, Anthony Weiner Could Be In Serious Legal Trouble

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Less than a month after he was back in the news with another sexting scandal  that led his wife Huma Abedin to file for divorce, former Congressman Anthony Weiner faces what could be some very serious legal problems: Federal authorities in New York have issued a subpoena for records pertaining to allegations that Anthony D. […]

Protests Erupt In The Wake Of Police Shootings In Oklahoma And North Carolina

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After two questionable police shootings, protests erupted overnight in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Suspect In New York City, New Jersey Bombings Captured By Police

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Just about two days after setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York City, a suspect is in custody.

Federal Prosecutors Will Not Retry Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

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After a unanimous Supreme Court victory, Bob McDonnell won’t be facing another corruption trial.

Hijacking the National Anthem

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Athletes are sitting out the Star Spangled Banner to air their grievances. Management is pushing back.

Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Trial Set For June 2017

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A long way off, but there are some important pre-trial matters to resolve between now and then.

Santa Clara Police Threaten to Not Do Job Over Cartoon Socks

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Blue feelings matter.

Republicans Starting To Cave On “No Hearings, No Votes” For Merrick Garland?

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Comments from one Republican Senator are raising the possibility we could see hearings and a vote on Merrick Garland during the post-election lame duck session of Congress.

Federal Court Blocks Department Of Education Guidelines On Bathroom Access For Transgender Students

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A Federal Court has barred the Federal Government from enforcing guidelines on the rights of transgender students in public schools.

Even If Clinton Wins, Don’t Expect Supreme Court Justices To Start Retiring Immediately

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Early indications are the Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other older Justices don’t plan on leaving any time soon.

Delaware Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty As Unconstitutional

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The death penalty appears to be effectively dead in Delaware thanks to a decision by the State Supreme Court.

Federal Judge Strikes Down North Dakota’s Voter ID Law

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A Federal Judge in North Dakota has struck down that state’s Voter ID Law, the fourth such decision in less than a month.

Federal Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws In Wisconsin, North Carolina

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Big losses for proponents of Voter ID laws in two swing states.

Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers In Freddie Gray Case

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After four straight losses, prosecutors in Baltimore are throwing in the towel in the Freddie Gray case.

Judge Orders John W. Hinckley Jr. Freed

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Thirty five years after trying to kill President Reagan, John W. Hinckley Jr. is close to being a free man.

Federal Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

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A big setback for one of the most restrictive Voter ID Laws in the country.

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